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WritingFix: prompts, lessons, and resources for writing classrooms

WritingFix: prompts, lessons, and resources for writing classrooms
WritingFix: Sharing Quality Writing Lessons techniques strategically designed to "fix" reluctant writers and writing teachers Our Northern Nevada resource website freely shares with the world! Here in Northern Nevada, our local writing project (the NNWP) will continue to sponsor this WritingFix website, which we launched back in 2001. In 2011, our tenth year, we faced massive budget cuts to our program, but we will keep the lessons, resources, and inservice ideas posted here over our ten years of growth. We inspired teachers locally and globally during our peak of popularity, and even though we are not growing like did during the heyday, we are here. On-line.

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Writing Writing Even the best writers sometime need a little stimulation, if only for practice. Otherwise, writers may face the dismal monstrosity of writer's block. These generators are here to help when you need plot ideas, genre-bending concepts, and more. Creative Writing Exercises: Make a Book Journal and Fill it with Discoveries! You need more than a beginning if you’re going to start a book. If all you have is a beginning, then once you’ve written that beginning, you have nowhere to go. – Neil Gaiman Do you ever get stuck writing and you’re not sure where to go? Language Arts Interactives Sheppard Software's Language Arts page features a variety of games for different grade levels. Elementary students (and anyone who needs a refresher) can play the animated grammar and punctuation games, which review basic punctuation and grammar concepts. This section is continually being refined and expanded, so check back often!

Writing: Letter Writing for Upper Grades Global rating average: 0.0 out of These sites provide examples of friendly, business letters, and persuasive writing. Includes explanations on the different parts of letters,writing tips, and classroom activities. There are also information on cover letters, thank you notes, and how to accentuate the positives. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Writing: Letters: Friendly, Business, and Thank You and Writing: Persuasion. Writers Association - What is Horror Fiction? That's a difficult question. In recent years the very term has become misleading. If you tell people you write horror fiction, the image that immediately pops into their minds is one of Freddy Krueger or maybe Michael Myers, while you were hoping for Shelley's Frankenstein or Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The popularity of the modern horror film, with its endless scenes of blood and gore, has eclipsed the reality of horror fiction.

50 of the Best Websites for Writers There are tons of reference sites on the web that can help you find a job or write a poem, essay or story. Here is a list of the best 50 websites for writers. Reference Websites Merriam-Webster Online - Merriam Webster is the perfect place to look up words and find information. The site offers a dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, podcasts, word games and a lot of other things that may be of interest to writers and word-lovers. Bartleby - This site is good if you need a quote or if you want free access to encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and other reference books.

Writer’s Digest - Writing Prompts Write a scene that includes a character speaking a different language, speaking in a thick accent, or otherwise speaking in a way that is unintelligibe to the other characters. (Note: You don't necessarily need to know the language the character is speaking—be creative with it!) Describe a character's reaction to something without explaining what it is.

Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons.

Narrative and Descriptive Writing Prompts Writing Prompts *You are walking home from a late movie, and you have to cut through a cemetery. Describe your experience. *You spent the day with your grandfather. Tell about your day.

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